Category Archives: Help Design

Pocket Philosophy of Contextual Help

Crafting varied, mostly small updates to the help tabs for WordPress 3.1 feels like a slow motion race against time. Iterations of the Beta version need to be in place to see what help text needs revising; any revising must … Continue reading

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WordPress Help Tabs

I’m currently working on updating some help tabs for WordPress 3.1, about to go into Beta. See Trac Ticket #15346 (Contextual Help Tabs Cleanup) with patches I’ve submitted for individual dashboard screens. For background on WordPress help tabs: Codex article … Continue reading

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Video Redux

More on using videos for help and explanation. Some examples: Communicating user experience through video telling stories Taking a cue from science fiction movies (Star Wars, Starship Troopers) using holograms of people sending messages, CNN used a holographic analyst on … Continue reading

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Links on Book Sprints

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Visual Trend: Quick Reference Guides

Some links on quick visual guides: Overview pieces by Tom Johnson Quick Reference Guides: Short and Sweet Documentation and Quick Reference Guides. On WordPress 14 Essential WordPress Development and Design Cheat Sheets And, last, not on software but on drawing … Continue reading

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